So as I’ve stated before my brother Jeffery is in Special Olympics. Every year he makes it to state, which is held at Disney’s Wide World Of Sports, in Disney World. This year of course was no different. We make a Disney Vacation out of the week we are there, which of course is always magical. This year on the Friday we had 14 Family members tag along on our day at Magic Kingdom! So here is how to do Disney with a large group!
Get it quick and get it early!
What I mean by this is, If you book your Vacation early and buy your park tickets, you can reserve your fastpass up to 60 days ahead of time! That gives you plenty of time to get an amazing fast pass like 7 Dwarf Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Splash Mountain. Having to stand in a long stand by line with a bunch of people in your group sucks, getting fastpasses gets you in and gets you out quick, so theres more to do with your family in the day your are there.
Dinner/ Breakfast Reservations.
Make sure to book those way ahead of your trip as well, Especially if you want to do a special restaurant like Be Our Guest, or Cinderella’s Royal Table, or Even over at The Rainforest Cafe in Disney Animal Kingdom.
Truth is if you have a huge party you probably wont get in to Table Service Restaurant if you don’t make reservations ahead of time.
We had Breakfast over at Ohana in the Polynesian, read more about our Ohana breakfast here. It was such an amazing experience. Our Server was Laura, she was such a sweet heart and made us feel truly a part of her Ohana. The food was delicious !
Plan your day.
One of my biggest regrets was not planning our day. We were everywhere, from Adventrueland , to Tomorrow land. It was crazy, have a plan and stick to it! Obviously you want to work your plan around your FastPasses for it to be more smooth. Magic Kingdom is like a big circle , Start from Adventureland and work your self over to Frontierland , then Liberty Square, then Fantasyland, then TomorrowLand. Its not a perfect circle but pretty close. Makes it for such a better and easier day on everyone.
Take breaks. Our group got tired around 3 pm, so we went back to our hotel relaxed for a bit, and then later went back to the park. After being in the hot sun for the day it felt great to go back and relax by the pool and lay in our room for a bit. When we felt refreshed we took the bus transportation you get for free when you stay at a Disney World resort. Which bring me too….
Stay on site!
I can not stress it enough, yes it may be less expensive to stay off site… BUT you can save money by taking the transportation you get when staying at a Disney World resort. There is not just buses if you’re not a bus person , there is Boats and cars at some resorts. Plus it makes getting back and forth to the parks so much easier!
Okay this ones not a have too, but I wish we would have gotten it because yes i took a lot of pictures on our trip, BUT I wish I could have the ones the Photopass photographers got for us. Cause they always blow me away!
Just have fun
All in all just have fun.. Yes you’re at the happiest place on earth but with a large party it gets super stressful!
Have you ever went for a big family trip? What are some pointers you have? Leave a comment below!